Study Smarter by Louisa Porzel

Study Smarter

A step-by-step course for improve your study skills through organization, note-taking, and study strategies.

Does this describe you?

You want to study, but don't know how.

You wish you could remember what you learn in class even months later.

You study, but don't get the results you want.

You wish you knew study strategies that worked for you.

Or these are true for your teen, but you're not sure how to fix the issue.

I hear ya!

Course Description

Study Smarter is here to help! This course will teach students and their parents how to organize and plan for studying, take effective notes, and successfully implement study strategies.

This is a step-by-step program that walks you through the planning process, gets you organized, and teaches note-taking and study strategies. However, this is not one-size-fits-all program! I provide multiple strategies for all types of learners. And you also get planning worksheets and reference guides to help you along the way.

Can you find this information the internet? Sort of. There is a lot of information on the internet about studying, note-taking, and organization, but it's all in different places. You have to search on this site and then that one to find it.

That's one of the things that make this program stand out - you can find out about all the parts of successful studying in one place.

There is also a lot of inaccurate information about studying on the web. You know - reread the textbook (such a waste of time) or just reread your notes for hours (just not effective). Instead, I've gathered techniques that reflect the latest in scientific studies about the brain and how we learn.

Imagine . . .

I want you to close your eyes and imagine if
  • you knew when and how long to study
  • your class notes became your greatest studying secret weapon
  • you remembered class information months after learning it in class
  • you felt confident going into a big exam
  • your grades accurately reflected your understanding and effort

Study Smarter can help make all of this happen!

Meet Louisa

I am a private tutor and former high school Social Studies and Study Skills teacher. 

As a high school teacher, I expected students to already know how to study. Imagine my surprise when a student asked, "What does it mean to study?" 

That was my light bulb moment. "Oh, no one is teaching study skills." 

That's why I created this course - for students (and their families) to learn how to plan, take notes, and use a variety of study strategies. Let me take the frustration and drama out of studying!

What's included?

Video Icon 12 videos File Icon 14 files Text Icon 4 text files


Tips for Parents.mp4
4 mins
1A Planner Use.mp4
8 mins
Planner Worksheet
146 KB
Student Planner pages
484 KB
1B Using Your Time.mp4
7 mins
Prioritizing Worksheet
92.5 KB
Eat the Frog Checklist
40.3 KB
Pomodoro Cheatsheet
73.2 KB
1C Writing a Study Plan.mp4
7 mins
Study Plan Worksheet
63.6 KB
1D Creating a Study Space.mp4
6 mins
Planning My Study Space worksheet
41.9 KB
Note Taking
2A Before Taking Notes.mp4
14 mins
Note-Taking Styles Reference Guide
368 KB
2B While Taking Notes.mp4
17 mins
Note-Taking Abbreviations
51.1 KB
2C After Taking Notes.mp4
13 mins
Note Taking Checklist
40.8 KB
Study Strategies
3A Review.mp4
12 mins
Test Analysis.pdf
53.1 KB
Evaluate your Knowledge.pdf
35.4 KB
3B Create Your Own.mp4
17 mins
Pegwords Reference Sheet.pdf
35.3 KB
3C Working with Others.mp4
14 mins
3D Study Time.mp4
7 mins
Resources & Tools
Facebook Group
2019-20 Student Planner.pdf
1.16 MB
Planner Printing Directions


Can I make this even more of a no-brainer? Yes! You will also get some awesome bonuses:

Printable Student Planner ($15 value): Print out these planner pages and immediately start organizing your time!

Private Facebook group ($50 value): Find other students, learn about new strategies, and ask questions in a FB group just for students of this course

Life-time access and free updates: You can take the course now, but come back anytime for a refresher. Also, as I find new strategies, I add them to the course.


When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

What if I'm unhappy with this course?

I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.